Held over a weekend each June, the event attracts dancers from the islands, across the United States and Japan who compete in contemporary and traditional styles of the hula dance. Participants of all ages enter the event, which offers categories for men, women, senior citizens and children. Hundreds of dancers perform while accompanied by some of the finest musicians on the islands.

Descendants of the beloved king honor his life every June by presenting a lavish parade. Festive floats and riders on horseback represent the royal family and members of the court. All proceed down the street while wearing colorful costumes. Riders and horse alike wear garlands of beautiful flowers. The procession continues to the commemorative statue of the ruler and onto the park that bears his name.

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